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Expert Witnesses and Liability Issues

This guide will discuss when an expert witness can be sued, when liability issues may arise and potential legal complications with serving as an expert witness. It will also discuss insurance options and methods that you can use to guard yourself against possible liability issues.

  • Can an Expert Witness be Sued?

    In usual circumstances, an expert witness is provided immunity from lawsuit. This is due to an immunity doctrine established by the United States Supreme Court in 1983.

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  • Common Legal Problems with Being an Expert Witness

    Expert witnesses can face similar legal problems as other professionals depending on the situation, and some of these include professional or sexual misconduct, interfering with an investigation, breach of contract and misleading or misrepresentation of the facts. Some legal concerns arise during a case or when the professional hired by the lawyer causes problems during a case.

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